Gold Coast COVID-19 exposure sites grow

Queensland Health has listed more COVID-19 exposure sites on the Gold Coast.

It’s believed the new venues of concern are linked to the recent case detected in the city, which is still under investigation.

The sites include Woolworths at Robina Town Centre on Friday, November 26 as well as the Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse at the same shopping centre on Saturday, November 27.


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The ALDI in Mudgeeraba is also a site on both Sunday, November 28 and Monday, November 29 as is theUnited Service Station in Nerang on Tuesday, November 30.

Each of these sites has been identified in the casual contact category which means anyone who was there at the same time is required to get tested and quarantine until a negative result is received.

Genomic sequencing has linked the Gold Coast case back to New South Wales but officials are still uncertain as to how it got into the city, sparking fears of undetected cases.

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There are also a number of other exposure sites added across the south east.

This comes after Queensland Health confirmed another local case in the state, in Brisbane’s bayside.

A number of exposure sites have already been identified in Capalaba from Monday and Tuesday that are linked to the case.

The other new exposure sites, which may be linked to that case or another yet to be confirmed, include Virgin Australia flight VA1403 from Adelaide to Brisbane on Monday evening.

All passengers in Rows 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 are considered close contacts, while everyone else on the plan is a low risk contact.

Luggage Carousel 5 at the Domestic Terminal is also a low risk site on Monday evening.

While the News@BNE at Brisbane Airport has also been listed as a low risk site for Tuesday.

Urgent contact tracing is underway with officials to reveal more details on Saturday.

All the contact tracing venues can be found at www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.